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Just a big water pistol

 

It was not all sleek boats and sailors clad in brightly coloured clothing at the start of the Round the World Clipper Race, there were other vessels on the river to give the clippers a good send off. The Tugboat Smit Trafalgar played it's usual role in spraying water everywhere, especially over the clippers as the wind blew the spray everywhere. It certainly helped in producing a splendid atmosphere thought.

Just a big water pistol

 

It was not all sleek boats and sailors clad in brightly coloured clothing at the start of the Round the World Clipper Race, there were other vessels on the river to give the clippers a good send off. The Tugboat Smit Trafalgar played it's usual role in spraying water everywhere, especially over the clippers as the wind blew the spray everywhere. It certainly helped in producing a splendid atmosphere thought.

comments (8)

  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 28 Sep 2007, 00:19
I like this, think it's where you placed the boat in relation to the jets of water.
Les Auld: Thanks Simon, I think the fact that the boat was heading straight towards me helps as well.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 28 Sep 2007, 02:12
I love it, Les. I can almost feel the spray hitting my face!
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, just after this the tug turned spraying water over the ferry as well, it was quite cold I remember.
I love this one. I like the way the right hand jet goes to the corner of the frame. Also the way the waterfront can be seen mistily through the spray. Very energenic.
Les Auld: Thanks Ian, I was not too kean on this shot but it has grown on me.
Superbly seen and done.
Les Auld: Thanks Bill, appreciate the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Sep 2007, 16:43
Great composition. This tugboat feels as if it is bearing down on me.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, it was heading straight towards me.
Wow - Wonderful picture !
Hat off !!
Les Auld: Appreciate the comment Zeb.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Sep 2007, 19:36
This is just wonderful Les - it is all the soft grey with the sharp flash of colour that does it for me. Another likey!
Les Auld: Thanks Blackdog, that is the effect I was working towards, glad you liked it.
I echo blackdog's comments.richard
Les Auld: Thanks Richard, appreciate the comment.

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